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Dr Menno Holzhauer | Bovine Health Management | Lifetime achievement Award

Senior Advisor/ Researcher at  Royal GD AH, Netherlands

Menno Holzhauer is a seasoned veterinarian based in the Netherlands, with expertise in monitoring and reporting lameness in dairy herds, researching bovine and zoonotic emerging diseases, and providing education and practical training to bovine practitioners. He currently holds a position at GD/Animal Health in the Department of Ruminant Health.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Sabbatical Leave: Investigation on Fatty Liver Diagnostic Parameters in Fresh Dairy Cows, 2016
  • PhD Study: Epidemiological Aspects of Different Claw Disorders in Dairy Cattle in The Netherlands, 2006
  • Utrecht University Veterinary School, 1977-1984, Merit in Large Animal Studies

👨‍⚕️ Professional Activities:

  • Monitoring and Reporting Lameness in Dairy Herds
  • Research in Bovine and Zoonotic Emerging Diseases
  • Education and Practical Training for Bovine Practitioners
  • Coaching Veterinarian and Agricultural students in GD Animal Health Projects

🏅 Honors:

  • Secretary of the Board of ECBHM, 2012-2016
  • Diplomat of European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM), 2004
  • Member of College of Dutch Veterinary Specialist, 2004
  • Secretary of the Regional Board of the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association, 1995-1999

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Menno Holzhauer’s research primarily revolves around the dynamics of Mycoplasma bovis during acute clinical outbreaks in Dutch dairy herds. His work, published in the Veterinary Journal (2022), sheds light on the intricacies of managing and understanding this infectious agent in the context of dairy farming.

Additionally, he explores the economic impact of sub-optimal mobility in dairy production, simulating the mechanics behind it. Published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2022), this research, co-authored with Edwardes et al., delves into the complexities of mobility issues and associated economic losses.

Furthermore, Holzhauer proposes a structural approach to enhance cow-claw health on Dutch dairy farms in an article published in the Journal of Dairy Research (2021).

His contributions extend to diagnostic methodologies, as seen in the evaluation of ELISA tests for the herd-level diagnosis of bovine digital dermatitis, published in the Journal of Dairy Science (2021).

Through diverse studies, Menno Holzhauer’s research spectrum encompasses infectious diseases, mobility challenges, and proactive approaches to enhance the overall health and well-being of dairy cattle.


  • Total Citations: 1,390
  • Total Documents: 1,077
  • Total Documents with Citations: 72
  • h-index: 21

Menno Holzhauer has made a substantial impact in his field, with his work cited 1,390 times across 1,077 documents. The h-index of 21 reflects the number of papers (21) that have each received at least 21 citations. These metrics showcase the significant influence and recognition of Menno Holzhauer’s contributions in the academic and research community.

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Dynamics of Mycoplasma bovis in Dutch Dairy Herds during Acute Clinical Outbreaks
    Authors: P.M. Penterman, M. Holzhauer, E. van Engelen, D. Smits, A.G.J. Velthuis
    Journal: Veterinary Journal, 2022, 283-284, 105841
    Abstract: The study explores the dynamics of Mycoplasma bovis in Dutch dairy herds during acute clinical outbreaks.
  2. Title: Simulating the Mechanics behind Sub-optimal Mobility and Associated Economic Losses in Dairy Production
    Authors: F. Edwardes, M. van der Voort, T. Halasa, M. Holzhauer, H. Hogeveen
    Journal: Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2022, 199, 105551
    Abstract: The article presents a simulation study on the mechanics behind sub-optimal mobility and its economic implications in dairy production.
  3. Title: A Proposed Structural Approach to Improve Cow-Claw Health on Dutch Dairy Farms
    Authors: M. Holzhauer, R.J. Van Egmond
    Journal: Journal of Dairy Research, 2021, 88(4), pp. 388–395
    Abstract: Holzhauer proposes a structural approach to enhance cow-claw health on Dutch dairy farms.
  4. Title: Parasites, Internal: Lungworms
    Author: M. Holzhauer
    Book Chapter: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences: Third edition, 2021, 1, pp. 459–465
    Abstract: The book chapter explores internal parasites, specifically lungworms, within the context of dairy sciences.
  5. Title: Evaluation of Test Characteristics of 2 ELISA Tests for Herd-level Diagnosis of Bovine Digital Dermatitis
    Authors: I.H. Holmøy, L. Ahlén, J. Frössling, A. Nødtvedt, T. Fjeldaas
    Journal: Journal of Dairy Science, 2021, 104(9), pp. 10111–10120
    Abstract: The article evaluates the test characteristics of two ELISA tests applied to bulk tank milk and claw-trimming records for herd-level diagnosis of bovine digital dermatitis.


Menno Holzhauer | Bovine Health Management | Lifetime achievement Award

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